Avalon Waterways Expands Its Fleet In Southeast Asia For 2018

by Jessica Montevago
Avalon Waterways Expands Its Fleet In Southeast Asia For 2018

The new Avalon Saigon will sail the Mekong. Photo: Akiyoshi Matsuoka


Avalon Waterways will add another all-suite ship to its fleet in Southeast Asia for cruises sailing the Mekong River in 2018.

The Avalon Saigon, which will be built next year, features 18 cabins with open-air balconies and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. There’s also a main lounge, a dining room, a spa treatment room and a fitness room.


Photo from sister ship, the Avalon Myanmar. The ship will be built in 2018.

The Avalon Saigon joins the Avalon Myanmar and Avalon Siem Reap, which have been sailing in the region since 2014. Each holds a maximum of 36 guests – a size that allows Avalon to sail narrow passageways available only to smaller vessels. 

The ships will sail a new itinerary in 2018, an 18-day Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam, that cruises the Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam.

Travel agents booking a 2018 river cruise to Southeast Asia now can save up to $2,000 per couple; the single supplement also will be waived on select departures.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Top Five 2017 Travel Destinations

1. Havana, Cuba

2. Cape Town, South Africa

3. Merida, Mexico

4. Denver, Colorado

5. Vancouver, Canada

Source: Forbes

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Cunard And Crystal Top Travel + Leisure’s Best Cruise Lines List
Cunard And Crystal Top Travel + Leisure’s Best Cruise Lines List

Investments in new and refurbished ships pay off for Cunard in the mega-ship category and Crystal's river cruise line.

MSC Cruises Changes Final Payment Policy
MSC Cruises Changes Final Payment Policy

With a North American expansion underway, MSC changes its policies to match competitors.

Crystal Cruises Adds Shorter Sailings To Mahler’s Spring Schedule
Crystal Cruises Adds Shorter Sailings To Mahler’s Spring Schedule

Four shorter sailings will offer a more convenient option for those short on time.

Two New Ships Not 'Enough,' So Disney Cruise Line Adds A Third
Two New Ships Not 'Enough,' So Disney Cruise Line Adds A Third

Disney will nearly double its fleet, debuting a ship a year from 2021.

Emerald Waterways Kicks Off 2018 Season With New Euro Plans And Pitch For Active Travelers
Emerald Waterways Kicks Off 2018 Season With New Euro Plans And Pitch For Active Travelers

Emerald has rolled out three new cruise itineraries on the Rhine River in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Norwegian Cruise Line To Sail Cuba From Port Canaveral
Norwegian Cruise Line To Sail Cuba From Port Canaveral

The 1,936-guest Sun will be coming off its Norwegian Edge dry dock enhancement before heading to Port Canaveral. 

News Briefs
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: American Queen Steamboat Company